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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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Address: 2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-298-3317
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Entertaining historical overview even for children

We visited this site recently with a medium sized group with lots of children. The presentation held their attention quite well. You rotate through various rooms that are all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Seattle, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is promoted in the San Diego Old Town brochure like any other museum. I didn't think twice about it being Mormon. I didn't realize that because it's one block off the site that it's purely Mormon propaganda. Unlike the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii, this is not a fundraiser for the Mormon's that never pushes their religion. Instead, this... More 

Thank liquidsunshine01
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this site recently with a medium sized group with lots of children. The presentation held their attention quite well. You rotate through various rooms that are all decorated to match the period when the events took place. The tour is a combination of live narration from one of the volunteers as well as video narration. I had learned... More 

Thank Nicholls1316
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This isn't a museum. This is an attempt to convert unsuspecting tourists. There was no warning at all, they simply asked if we wanted a free tour and then marched us through 3 rooms where we were showed movies promoting the Mormon faith. Don't do it... Unless you're Mormon, then go ahead and check it out.

Thank Kevin M
Naples, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I thought this was just going to be a neat little historical site that I could poke my head into and be done....but no. It is a long guided tour that has detailed videos and several different rooms to visit. Yes it is well done -- I mean the guides are wearing period dress and they use audience participation and... More 

Thank localyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full Disclosure: I am LDS so the overt message about Jesus does not bother me, others might be put off. But the HISTORY!!! I really did like the presentation. Not the dull dry videos of yesteryear at all. and there is hands on fun activities that little ones will enjoy. Walk up the hill further to the group of victorian... More 

Thank JadeHouse
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time here. The video presentation was so creative and well done and really held my young children's interest. The teenagers in our group also seemed to be enjoying themselves. The hands-on gold panning activity was a fun ending to our visit.

Thank L H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun little historical site that me and my kids really enjoyed. If you are in Old Town you definitely want to check this out and learn some things that you might not have know about San Diego.

Thank Lyle S
Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been here once before a few years back. It is in Old Town San Diego. There is a 30 minute film that takes you on the journey that those that went on the Mormon Battalion did. When it is all done, you can go outside, pan for gold or do other activities. It is a... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived we had to wait for about 20 minutes for the next tour but they had a movie showing in a small theater that we watched until that time. The tour guides took us into several rooms, each one having a theme for the part of the history that would be explained. Some of the tour had animated... More 

Thank preslor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a fun history learning experience. As you enter the museum, the friendly staff welcome you dressed in costumes and they present the history with an interactive program which takes about 40 minutes. The visit is free and they also take a picture of you as a souvenir.

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